Happy 21st Birthday . . . PLEG

Posted on November 17, 2010. Filed under: Libraries and Librarians | Tags: , , , |

Very timely with the next PLEG survey due to start on Monday.

“Over 120 public library staff were on hand at the State Library yesterday to wish the Public Libraries Evaluation Group (PLEG) a happy coming of age. The birthday party was a highlight of Measuring Up, a seminar on evaluating your library services.

Since 1989 PLEG has been active in developing, endorsing and publicising performace measures for public libraries. These measurements continue to demonstrate the necessity and value of public libraries to their communities.”

Hurry on over to the Public Library Services  blog to read more about it. What do you reckon about that cake? Would it go round 120+ people?

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Privatization of Public Libraries? Take the survey

Posted on November 10, 2010. Filed under: Libraries and Librarians | Tags: , , |

From the LISNews blog (“devoted to current events and news in the world of Library and Information Science”):

Recently, the New York Times published an article about the privatization of public libraries http://nyti.ms/9b94Ai. This article described the trend in some communities to turn over the management of public libraries to private organizations. In response to this article, library staff engaged in spirited online discussions about whether libraries should be privatized. Taking notice of these discussions, Library Research Service at the Colorado State Library has launched a new 60-Second Survey to get your opinions about privatization. Do you think privatization is a good option for libraries? How would it impact library collections, services, staff, and patrons? You tell us. Click on this link to take the 60-Second Survey on the Privatization of Public Libraries: http://www.lrs.org/privatize. Please pass this on to your colleagues—locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally.

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Romance readers survey

Posted on August 10, 2009. Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , , |

The Australian Romance Readers Association has launched an online survey of romance reader habits this week as they are trying to get a broader understanding of the market in Australia.

Click here to take part in the survey.

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Library 2.0 survey

Posted on July 7, 2009. Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , |

You may want to participate in the following online survey. This was sent via the Reference list.

Dear Australian library colleagues,
You may have seen the announcement earlier this year where I was appointed as the 2009 CAVAL Visiting Scholar. My research, “Measuring the Value and Effect of Learning 2.0 Programs in Libraries” will evaluate the impact of Learning 2.0 programs in Australia and the perceived levels of openness, transparency and trust by staff in organizations that have completed the course.
Now it’s time for me to ask for your help!
If you have completed a 23 Things / Learning 2.0 program, I’d like to invite you to participate in an online survey.
Please take 10 to 15 minutes to complete this online survey:

If you have any questions or concerns about the survey, please contact me (email is on front of survey).

Thank you for your participation in my research. I am looking forward to my trip to Australia in October!
Best wishes,
Michael Stephens ~
Assistant Professor, Dominican University GSLIS Tame the Web: Libraries & Technology: http://www.tametheweb.com

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